Liverpool's Brazilian full-back Fabio Aurelio aims to prove his fitness this week in time for a possible return to first-team action for key domestic and European matches.
Liverpool face promoted Burnley at Anfield on Saturday, and are at home to Hungarian side Debrecen in their opening Champions League group match next Wednesday.
Aurelio has yet to play this term, having spent the last few months recovering from a cartilage operation. Aurelio damaged his knee in a kickabout with friends while on holiday in Brazil earlier in the summer.
But he will play in a practice match on Thursday intent on proving he is fit for a comeback.
Aurelio said: "I am feeling good and working hard to try and get back into the squad for Saturday.
"The international break came at a good time for me because I have been able to work hard and not miss too many more games. I'm playing in a practice game on Thursday and I hope to prove my fitness and be involved against Burnley. I have been training for three weeks now and I can't wait to get back."